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From beautiful blooms at Morton Arboretum in Lisle to exploring the Chicago Riverwalk, you can find spring adventures all throughout Illinois, the Middle of Everything.

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Spring Break Starts Here

Celebrate Spring in Illinois

Explore a selection of fun spring activities and attractions throughout the state.

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7 Exciting Festivals & Events

Springtime in Illinois

Plan your vernal escapes and excursions with a variety of events and festivals to fill up your spring calendar.

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Bike Paths Not to Miss

On Two Wheels

Illinois is a great destination for amateur and professional cyclists alike. There are plenty of amazing spots around the state for everyone with gorgeous views and challenging trails to explore.

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Explore Chicago's Riverwalk

Chicago's Second Shoreline

With restaurants, recreation and more than a mile of uninterrupted walking paths, the city’s Riverwalk project has transformed the once-blighted Chicago River into a ribbon of urban bliss.

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Family Outdoor Adventures

Go Outdoors

Ways to get the family off the sofa and into the Great Outdoors with adventures including hiking, biking, and interacting with wildlife.

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